New plastic recycling firm opens in Cornwall, employing 40

New plastic recycling firm opens in Cornwall, employing 40

CORNWALL, Ontario – A plastic recycling firm has opened a new facility in Cornwall, employing about 40 people.

FCM Recycling Inc., one of Canada’s leading provider of electronic waste recycling services, announced this week work it is in full production on Loyalist Street in the Seaway City.

“This plant will further our goal to close the loop in electronic recycling” said Andrew Rubin, FCM president. “It represents a culmination of three years of R&D and a significant investment by FCM in plant, equipment and development costs.”

The 25,000 square foot plant has the ability to produce a variety of services to meet the needs of end users. The plant opened in January and has been steadily increasing production ever since.

The facility will specialize in processing High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) and Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) as well as other engineered resins such as Polycarbonate and Polycarbonate blends (“PC-ABS”). The facility has capacity to produce 14,000 metric tons per year.

“Today’s opening signals a new chapter in the fight to clean up our planet,” said Dr. Mahmood Mehrabzadeh, the senior scientist at FCM Polymers. “This state of the art facility will serve to reduce our carbon footprint by domestically recycling and using materials that are currently destined to for export overseas or to a landfill.

“Our goal is to get to a point where we can reintroduce 100 per cent of the materials generated from electronic waste back into the electronic materials stream and close the loop.” 

FCM has built a pilot plant and a state of the art laboratory in its Lavaltrie, QC facility to identify, characterize and improve the mechanical and physical properties of the materials, thereby ensuring all materials meet all the specifications and quality requirements of our clients.

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